Finally soled and heeled – a very personal tribute to John the Cobbler

Just before Christmas a new bench was officially unveiled at the top of Courthouse Street in memory of John Napier, better known as John The Cobbler. During the ceremony Bishop Peter Wheatley blessed the bench and Jonathan Mendenhall gave an emotional speech with Sandra, John’s partner, being invited to be the first person to sit... Continue Reading →

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Every reason for Hastings to be proud

Hastings mayor, and speaker of the Cinque Ports, Councillor Nigel Sinden, hosted ‘Speakers Day’ in Hastings last Saturday. There are seven Cinque Ports, and each year, in rotation, the mayor of one of the five head ports and two ‘antient towns’ (sic) is appointed as speaker. The speaker acts as chairman and principal representative of... Continue Reading →

Harbour and marina plan is dead!

Hastings Green Party hopes its strong campaign opposing the proposed marina and harbour plan for Hastings Old Town may have influenced the decision by the scheme's backers to withdraw its plans. Hastings Green Party yesterday welcomed the news that the proposal to build a huge marina complex and hundreds of new homes on a platform... Continue Reading →

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